Latest Fishing Reports: Wales
23/05/2013 Fishing Report by Tim Harrison on 3 Fishes (New Quay, Ceredigion)
New Quay, Ceredigion23 May 2013 by Tim Harrison
I'm sure that the chat about cold water conditions and a late season has caught up with you wherever you are.. I believed it all too but the interesting thing is we have just started finding bass which matches last year almost to the day (25th May first fish last year). Its lovely to see bass following the lure and with clear water conditions due soon we'll start seeing this more and more. Here's Jack getting hit hard by a fish which he then lost!
05/2013 Fishing Report by Meirion Roberts on Incentive (Colwyn Bay, Conwy)
weathers still being a pain but we got out on sunday. mackerel still thin on the ground but we had plenty of whiting and dabs. a few codling and huss and the first gurnard of the season. Roll on the better weather!
16/05/2013 Fishing Report by Steve Andrews on Supreme (Rhyl, Denbighshire)
Rhyl, Denbighshire16 May 2013 by Steve Andrews
At last signs that summer may well be on its way out today had Mackerel ,Herring ,Huss ,Thornback ray , Dabs,Whiting,Dogs and a few other bits .
Looks like we might get a settled spell over the next week some spaces still available .
If you fancy a day out give me a call and we will see if we can fix you up
No Bull Just Results
12/05/2013 Fishing Report by Alan Jones on Happy Hooker (Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire)
Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire12 May 2013 by Alan Jones
Sunday 12th May weather cold and wet sea lively, small trip with only three concentrated on the inshore marks, the inevitable dog fish plus some large smooth hounds, bull huss and one tope. No mackerel showing yet to any extent but they must be very close. Weather looks poor til Thursday, hopefully we can get out and have another crack at them.
04/2013 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)
Holyhead, Isle of AngleseyApr 2013 by Gethyn Owen
Early season 2013 and the weather has played a major part in the fishing all over the UK. From mid-March all the way through April, the water temperatures have remained unseasonably low in comparison to previous years. Together with a relentless barrage of strong winds, it really has been hard to get out and put any sort of run together.
Early April and we managed to sneak out to the deeps on one day, as a small example, either side of this particular we cancelled because of strong winds. With a good group of regulars, we sailed around the coast looking for herring or pollack to supplement our frozen baits for our spurdog and huss hunt. Sadly none of them wanted to help us out. Barring 2 good spurdogs out in the deeps, the day would have been a real hard one.
An extract from our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GOAngling) this days fishing reads as follows:-
Glorious sunshine and flat calm seas today, nice end to the Easter period … sadly the fish failed to read my email! A painfully slow start to the day, drifting around the coast to Trearddur Bay saw no fish for the first 90 mins. A move to anchor, then a further move finally saw a few doggies, with the odd codling and whiting break the surface of the water.
Additionally we had a fair number of bull huss, sadly they were the smallest huss I had ever seen, the largest was smaller than a standard dogfish! The deep was sadly hard work also.
Dave managed to hook a beauty of a spurdog towards the end of our time, following on from Ian Thomo who hooked into the only other spur of the session, everyone else catching just dogs. Fortunately for Ian, it was his first spur and a very a decent one at 14lb 6oz
The fishing through early April was hard work; even the dogfish were showing signs of hibernation. Normally April is a month that really gets going, all manner of species moving in and some fantastic sport with spurdogs, huss and small pack tope arriving in the Holyhead Deep. Towards the 3rd week of April things started to pick up on the fish front, with quantity and more species moving in.
This was when we managed another couple days afloat, having cancelled numerous trips in between leaving both me and the anglers extremely frustrated. With a planned trip off to the Deeps restricted again by a strong NW breeze one mid-April day, our efforts centred on various marks within Holyhead Bay. The usual suspects of dogs, whiting, dabs, small huss, codling plus more showing up to grace our baits and help out some of the crew with their clubs on going 2013 species hunt.
The following day the wind swung around to the south, too strong again to allow us to get to the deeper marks offshore but it allowed us to drift a few inshore marks around the Breakwater and Rocky coast in search of early season pollack that move in to Holyhead Bay.
Thankfully the pollack had arrived, nothing too big, the best specimen probably going 4lb, but with a fair number in the 2 to 4lb bracket, a few buckets were filled with some nice chunky fillets going home with the anglers.
Light tackle and 25 to 35 foot of water, makes for some great fun with these hard fighting fish. Sadly, the over all wind patterns remain unsettled for us at the moment and whilst colleagues on the south coast have basked in some fantastic calm seas, and hot days, we have had to dodge winds for the odd day or two afloat.
On the plus side, things though are quickly improving, the waters are warming up, the crabs are starting to peel and fish are moving into the bay with each passing day.
We have limited spaces available for the remainder of May and into June, if you are interested in a particular date or species to fish for please email or call to discuss, thanks.
05/2013 Fishing Report by Meirion Roberts on Incentive (Colwyn Bay, Conwy)
This weekend saw the first of this years mackerel, hopefully this is the start of the summer! Also catching dabs, whiting, codling,doggies. A few plaice, thornbacks and huss have been landed too.
06/05/2013 Fishing Report by Steve Andrews on Supreme (Rhyl, Denbighshire)
Rhyl, Denbighshire6 May 2013 by Steve Andrews
Summer could finally be on its way had the first Mackerel of the year yesterday , and there are some good Huss,Thornback rays starting to show things at last looking good
NO BULL JUST RESULTS
02/05/2013 Fishing Report by Tim Harrison on 3 Fishes (New Quay, Ceredigion)
New Quay, Ceredigion2 May 2013 by Tim Harrison
Getting some really good whiting right now... suprising as the water is still very cold but the fishing is good with anglers going home with a feed and some for the freezer. Bassing starts in earnest tomorrow with near ideal conditions so we should have some serious fish to talk about soon.....
21/04/2013 Fishing Report by Carl Davies on Gwen-Paul-M (Conwy, Conwy)
Conwy, Conwy21 Apr 2013 by Carl Davies
At Last.....Good signs offshore.
A weather window today allowed another foray to visit some offshore wrecks. Even in Conwy Bay the signs were there, hinting towards a big change in the water temperature, since a fortnight ago. Temperature inshore had increased from 4.7 to 8.7 degrees! Offshore the difference was less marked, rising from 6.7 to 7.4 degrees. Doesn't seem like much, but enough to put the pollack back on the feed. We had about 40 pollack to 7lb. Not startling fishing but at least the season seems to have finally started. Pollack fell mainly to rhubarb and custard 4-6" sidewinders. We also had a few coalfish to 4 lb.
Another charter boat from Conwy also had plenty of whiting, dabs and dogfish inshore on Saturday.
I have room on Sunday (28th April) on 8 hour inshore fishing trip if anyone is interested.
06/04/2013 Fishing Report by Gethyn Owen on My Way (Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey)
Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey6 Apr 2013 by Gethyn Owen
Glorious sunshine and flat calm seas today, nice end to the Easter period … sadly the fish failed to read my email!
A painfully slow start to the day, drifting around the coast to Trearddur Bay saw no fish for the first 90 mins. A move to anchor, then a further move finally saw a few doggies, with the odd codling and whiting break the surface of the water. Additionally we had a fair number of bull huss, sadly they were the smallest huss I had ever seen, the largest was smaller than a standard dogfish!
The deep was sadly hard work also. Dave managed to hook this beauty of a spurdog towards the end of our time, following on from Ian Thomo who hooked into the only other spur of the session, eevryone else catching just dogs.Fortunately for Ian, it was his first spur and a very a decent one at 14lb 6oz